Katie Holmes Covers Town & Country; Talks Suri, Playing Jackie O, and More

by Kristen Heinzinger

Katie Holmes channeled Jackie Kennedy in the 2011 show The Kennedys, which earned itself four Emmy nominations, and now she’s reprising the role in The Kennedys: After Camelot, which comes out April 2 on Reelz. Town & Country tapped Holmes to front its April cover, where she poses in Dior for photographer Cedric Buchet. Inside the issue, Adam Rathe talks with Holmes about her role, motherhood, 20 years in the public eye, a new chapter, and more. Read the story HERE and pick up a copy of the April issue when it hits newsstands March 7.

On playing Jackie Kennedy a second time…
“Jackie Kennedy had these values that we as Americans believe in, but she also had this sense of adventure that made you pay attention. She was so graceful, even when she was scared or sad. I really admire her protection of the Kennedy name, her husband, and how much she wanted her children to be as grounded and normal and successful on their own as possible. Those are the things I love about her—and why I wanted to play her again.”

On balancing work and raising Suri…
“My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now. It’s very important that I’m present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there’s nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed…
Every day, kids get a little further away from you. That’s a positive thing. They should be becoming more independent, but it’s heartbreaking. You want them to stay with you forever, but they’re these amazing beings, and you have to do everything you can to give them what they need—and then they’re going to go. And that’s going to be very, very sad for me.”

On 20 years in the public eye…
“In today’s world a lot of celebrities probably shield their children from the tabloids; in my household we know what they print isn’t true, so we don’t pay attention. There are more important things…if people know who you are, they might write about you, and you can’t control that.”

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